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Patricia Mariko Morikawa Sakamoto Interview

Date: May 19, 2015
Location: Monterey Park, California
Videographer: Kristen Luetkemeier
Densho ID: ddr-manz-1-167
02:47:23
26 segments
Sansei female. Born April 20, 1944, in Manzanar, California. Parents married in camp, but separated soon after when father returned with his family to Japan. Left Manzanar for the Burbank trailer camp, then moved with mother and stepfather to Los Angeles, California. Active with the Manzanar Committee.
This interview is part of the Manzanar National Historic Site Collection. Visit The Densho Digital Repository for more information.

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Patricia Mariko Morikawa Sakamoto Interview
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Interview location: Monterey Park, California Mother's family background Segment 1 of 26 [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-167-1
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Interview location: Monterey Park, California Mother's early childhood living with a white family Segment 2 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-167-2
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Interview location: Monterey Park, California Mother's early education Segment 3 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-167-3
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Interview location: Monterey Park, California Mother's family's move to Los Angeles Segment 4 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-167-4
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Interview location: Monterey Park, California Mother's childhood in Los Angeles Segment 5 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-167-5
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Interview location: Monterey Park, California Mother's friendship with Sue Kunitomi Segment 6 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-167-6
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Interview location: Monterey Park, California Mother's arrival in Manzanar Segment 7 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-167-7
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Interview location: Monterey Park, California Mother's difficult situation in camp: pregnant and unmarried Segment 8 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-167-8
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Interview location: Monterey Park, California Family's wartime experiences Segment 9 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-167-9
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Interview location: Monterey Park, California Description of father Segment 10 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-167-10
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Interview location: Monterey Park, California Parents' separation after answering the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" Segment 11 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-167-11
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Interview location: Monterey Park, California Mother's experiences in camp: religion, raising children Segment 12 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-167-12
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Interview location: Monterey Park, California Older brother's wartime experiences Segment 13 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-167-13
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Interview location: Monterey Park, California Father's return to Japan with his family Segment 14 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-167-14
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Manzanar
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Interview location: Monterey Park, California Leaving camp for the Burbank trailer camp Segment 15 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-167-15
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Manzanar
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Interview location: Monterey Park, California Mother's attempts to get divorced Segment 16 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-167-16
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Interview location: Monterey Park, California Experiencing racism in the Burbank trailer camp Segment 17 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-167-17
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Interview location: Monterey Park, California Mother remarries and moves the family to Los Angeles Segment 18 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-167-18
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Interview location: Monterey Park, California Childhood memories of Los Angeles Segment 19 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-167-19
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Interview location: Monterey Park, California Social and recreational activities after the war Segment 20 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-167-20
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Interview location: Monterey Park, California Finding out that stepfather was not biological father Segment 21 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-167-21
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Manzanar
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Interview location: Monterey Park, California First becoming interested in mother's experiences at Manzanar Segment 22 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-167-22
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Interview location: Monterey Park, California Mother's reaction to the redress movement Segment 23 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-167-23
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Manzanar
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Interview location: Monterey Park, California Finding out about own origins: born in Manzanar Segment 24 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-167-24
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Interview location: Monterey Park, California Reflecting on mother's wartime experiences Segment 25 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-167-25
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Manzanar
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Interview location: Monterey Park, California Getting involved with the Manzanar Committee Segment 26 of 26 [ Previous segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-167-26
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Manzanar